Xiaomi has announced it will be extending its operating system updates for its phones to three years, starting with the Xiaomi 11T Series.
Specifically, the soon-to-be-launched Xiaomi 11T Pro and Xiaomi 11T will the company’s first smartphones with guaranteed three generations of Android OS updates, along with four years of security patches. Still nowhere near Apple’s long-term software support, but it’s a welcome change.
Albert Shan, head of product and technology at Xiaomi International, says that the extended support is Xiaomi’s commitment “to providing users with industry-leading hardware and lasting performance.”
Sadly, Xiaomi hasn’t mentioned any other product that would receive the longer OS and security support. But the company did say it would evaluate more devices and see if they are eligible.
Competing brands Samsung and OnePlus announced similar extensions to the service life cycles of their smartphones back in July. They all still fall short of the five-year commitment being proposed by the EU commission though, let alone the seven-year software support being pushed by Germany.
Source: Mi Blog